What does it mean to be a good citizen?

At Moorelands Kids, we believe that if you provide children with the tools to make good decisions, treat people well, and respect themselves, they will be a part of the community as good citizens. We aren’t necessarily talking about your COUNTRY of citizenship. We’re thankful to live in Canada and to be a part of […]

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AGM 2019

Thank you to everyone who joined us on April 24th, 2019 for the Moorelands Kids 2019 Annual General Meeting. Guests at the event learned how they are empowering Toronto children and youth from lower-income families to transform their lives through their support of Moorelands Kids. Community and Connections It was a fantastic opportunity to engage […]

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Executive Director’s Report 2018

Change is Possible At Moorelands Kids, we intend to drive success for Toronto’s children and youth from low-income families. Moorelands Kids was established in 1912 out of a desire to fight against the impact of grinding poverty, disease and hopelessness facing thousands of families in Toronto. 107 years later outlooks are better for children and […]

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A Message from the President – AGM 2019

The Challenges of Poverty are Widespread. The challenges many families in Toronto face resulting from poverty and the lack of affordable housing are in the news virtually every day. Thanks to our donors’ generosity, Moorelands Kids is providing meaningful and life-changing support for the children and youth affected by these challenges by teaching leadership and […]

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What Goes On at Moorelands Youth LED?

“Before you are a leader, success is all about growing yourself. When you become a leader success is all about growing others.”  Jack Welch Moorelands Youth LED program at Valley Park Middle School gives students in grades 6 – 8 the chance to develop leadership and life skills through fun, hands-on experiences. At Moorelands, we […]

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Natalie

“Moorelands changed Natalie. Be Natalie’s hero. Make a donation before the end of the year to help Natalie spread some Moorelands “campfire confidence” to other Toronto kids.” I’d like you to meet Natalie. She’s just one of the 133,000 children who are living in poverty in our city, right now. Natalie was going through a tough […]

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Moorelands’ Camper, Lee, Gives Back

“Growing up, sometimes the only gifts we got came from the people supporting Moorelands.” Meet Lee, a hardworking and determined young woman working in the city of Toronto at the popular Broadview restaurant, Eastbound Brewing Co. Lee first came to Moorelands at the age of 9, when a friend from her St. Lawrence Market neighbourhood […]

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After-School Programs in “Fall” Swing!

Over the past few weeks, our Youth LED kids have been learning about important leadership habits and qualities that they can use to achieve success. The nine-week program covers many important aspects through a fun variety of activities. This past week the students at Valley Park Middle School were developing teamwork and problem-solving skills and […]

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Moorelands BLAST is Back!

“At Moorelands, we believe that ‘Together is Better’!” BLAST IS BACK! Moorelands BLAST after-school programs returned last week and it was so great to meet old and new faces alike! Our programs at Thorncliffe Park PS, Gateway PS and Grenoble PS all kicked off with getting-to-know-you activities and an introduction to the Moorelands Community Code. […]

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St. Timothy’s Work Weekend 2017

“When I see pictures of kids at camp – on benches we have made, enjoying the archery area, the PFD’s hanging to dry, the faces of the campers, and the stories of a campers growth… I’m proud to know we have had a small role to play in this place.” At Moorelands, we teach our […]

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Kayak the Humber

We had such an amazing time at our Kayak the Humber event last week! Thank you so much to everyone who came out. It was so great to catch up with some Moorelands peeps right here in Toronto…and what a beautiful evening it was for a paddle! Check out the pics.

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How You Can Help Kids By Supporting Moorelands After-school Programs

Read on to learn what can be achieved this fall at Moorelands After-school programs with your help!Kids from low-income neighbourhoods are falling behind their middle-class peers – reports confirm economic disparities result in academic disparities. At BLAST after-school program, super fun activities teach kids, grades 1-6, vital skills needed to succeed in school… PLUS we […]

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Look How Much Good Your Gifts To Moorelands Can Do

So far this year, your gifts to Moorelands have already made an amazing impact in the lives of Toronto kids in need.  Check out some of the ways your support in the Send a Kid to Camp campaign made a BIG difference this summer.YOU gave 518 campers a safe place to just be kids and explore […]

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Scotiabank Staff Training Weekends 2017

“If you really want to be a successful leader, you must develop other leaders around you. You must develop a team of leaders!”  John C. Maxwell Moorelands staff members are an integral part of our after-school programs. We are so fortunate to receive generous funding for our staff training from Scotiabank to prepare staff for the important […]

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Maytree Report: What does the data tell us about rising poverty in Canada?

“Over [a] nine-year period, incomes increased across the distribution. But the gap between the highest earners and lowest earners also increased, with incomes at the top rising by 11.6 per cent, compared to a rise of 7.5 per cent at the bottom.” “[In 2015] Poverty rose for most family types, with the exception for children in lone-parent families. […]

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